List of Canadian politicians who have crossed the floor

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This is a list of Canadian politicians who have crossed the floor, in that they have changed party affiliation while in office. These are Members of Parliament (MPs) unless otherwise noted.

Pre-confederation[edit]

1860s[edit]

1870s[edit]

1880s[edit]

1910s[edit]

As a result of the Conscription Crisis of 1917, Conservative Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden forms a Union Government in an attempt to win support across party lines. Opposition leader Sir Wilfrid Laurier refuses to support the new government but many of his MPs cross the floor to support the new government either as Unionist or Liberal-Unionist candidates in the Canadian federal election of 1917. Those loyal to Laurier run as Laurier-Liberals. Conversely, a number of Quebec Conservative MPs abandon Borden over the conscription issue and join the Liberals.

1920s[edit]

1930s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

2020s[edit]

Other changes[edit]

The following list contains items that, while not generally considered crossing the floor, may be similar in nature.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kupfer, Matthew; Florence Ngué-No; The Canadian Press. "Ottawa-area MPP Jack MacLaren expelled from PC caucus", CBC Ottawa, May 28, 2017.
  2. ^ Benzie, Robert. "MPP Jack MacLaren was quitting before PC Leader Patrick Brown fired him", Toronto Star, May 29, 2017.
  3. ^ Jones, Allison (May 29, 2017). "Ontario MPP Jack MacLaren questions official reason for his removal from PC caucus". Global News. The Canadian Press. Retrieved May 29, 2017. He is now technically sitting as an independent, since the Trillium party doesn’t have official party status.
  4. ^ Cochrane, David (10 June 2021). "Green MP Jenica Atwin crossing the floor to join the Liberals". CBC News. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Former PC MHA Lela Evans joins NDP caucus".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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